The first plagues of egypt that God gave to Moses and Aaron was obeyed instantly.
The LORD said; "take the rod and stretch out thy hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, upon their ponds and upon their pools of water that they may become blood throughout all the land.
All this was done and all the waters in Egypt became blood, and the fishes that were in the rivers died and the rivers were stink and the Egyptians icould not drink of the waters.
However with all of this Pharaoh did not obeyed the LORD's command to let HIS people go.
The second plagues of Egypt that the LORD brought upon them were multiplicities of frogs.
The LORD spoke to Moses to tell Pharaoh to let His people go so that they ccould freely worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Pharaoh however did not obey the command of the servant of the LORD, and when the servant of the LORD stretched forth the rod, frogs appeared everywhere in the rivers, in the ponds, in the pools and upon the whole land.
This was devastating, and so Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron to ask the LORD to take away the frogs and he would let His people go.
However Pharaoh still refused to let God's people go, after God removed the frogs.
The third plagues of Egypt were lice throughout all the land of Egypt. Lice were upon men and animals and all the dust of the land became lice.
With all this Pharaoh hardened his heart and refused to let the LORD's people go.
The fourth plagues of Egypt were flies upon the land due to the hardness of the heart of Pharaoh.
So as God had said, so it was, swarms of flies were in the house of Pharaoh and in the houses of his servants and into all the land of Egypt.
Pharaoh became irritated over all these flies, and called for the servants of the LORD and told them to go and sacrifice unto their God.
However, Moses couldn't do this, because God required his people to go three days journey into the wilderness to sacrifice unto him.
Pharaoh did not agree to this, so he hardened his heart even more against the command of the LORD and refused to let the people of God go.
The fifth plagues of Egypt were diseases upon all the cattle of the Egyptians. The disease were so severe that all the cattle of the Egyptians died.
Yet the heart of Pharaoh was even more hardened and he refuse to let the LORD'S people go.
The sixth command of the LORD to Moses and Aaron was; "Take ashes from the furnace and toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh.
It will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on men and animals throughout the land.
The seventh plague were thunderstorm of hail and fire from heaven.
The LORD God of the Hebrew says: Let my people go so that they may worship Me, or this time I will send forth the full force of my plagues against you, and against your officials and your people, so you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth.
The LORD sends thunder and rained hail on the land of Egypt: hail fell and lightening flashed back and forth.
This was the worse disaster in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Seven plagues have passed and Pharaoh's heart was still hardened against the command of the LORD.
Now the LORD said unto Pharaoh; How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go so that mat worship Me.
If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locust into your country tomorrow.
They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen.
They will devour what little you have left after the hail, including every tree you have growing in your fields.
Eight plagues of Egypt have passed and Pharaoh still hardened his heart against the LORD.
Therefore, the LORD spoke unto Moses again saying: "Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt, darkness that can be felt.
So Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days.
No one could see each other for three days.
However, Pharaoh hardened his heart even more against the LORD.
The LORD said: "About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh who sits on the throne, to the firstborn of the slave girl who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well.
There will be a great wailing in Egypt- worse than there has ever been or ever will be.
Of course, after this tenth plague hit the land of Egypt, Pharaoh finally let the people of the LORD go. Because not only did the firstborn of the other Egyptians died, the firstborn of Pharaoh was also dead, and this softened his heart.
Before this final plague, the LORD commanded Moses to use the blood of a lamb and put a mark above their doors.
So when the death angel comes and see the blood, he would pass over them.
This means that the firstborns of the Israelites would not be touched by the death of this final plague.
We should always obey the commands of the LORD, and avoid judgement upon ourselves.
Thanks for reading. I hope something that you read would have encouraged you to draw closer to the LORD.
God bless you.
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